We go upstate to my in-laws’ house often. Usually both my husband and I are both working remotely or I’m working on this blog (you didn’t think that content just pops up by itself…). Add in two kids and my father-in-law using tablets to play games or surf the web, iPhone use from both my husband and I, and Netflix streaming? That’s a heavy demand on any WIFI network! The router I had bought for my father-in-law just couldn’t handle our needs. I’m a NETGEAR ambassador, so I turned to them to find a router that could. Did NETGEAR’s Nighthawk X-4 Smart WIFI Router ($169) deliver? Read on. NETGEAR Nighthawk X-4 Smart WIFI Router
The Nighthawk X4 was pretty easy to unpack. Take it out of the box, and then screw on the 4 antennas.
My husband, who does work in IT, and my father-in-law quickly hooked it up.
I was able to get back on our WIFI enabled devices easily (like my laptop and my smartphone), but I had a little trouble getting my father-in-law’s PC back online with the router. Via my laptop, I was able to connect via computer chat to a wonderful rep at NETGEAR who quickly sussed out the issue and told me what to do. It was a simple fix – I had to plug in an ethernet cable into the router from the computer and we were easily online. The NETGEAR Genie software (which I love) let me know I was connected and it was all set up.
NETGEAR offers Quad-Stream X4 Architecture, delivering the single fastest WiFi connection available, up to 1.73Gbps, with a combined speed of 2.33Gbps. Watch NETGEAR’s Video to find out more info.
Features of the NETGEAR Nighthawk X-4 Smart WIFI Router:
- Quad-Stream AC2350 WiFi – up to 2.33Gbps (600+1733 Mbps)
- Next generation Wave 2 WiFi
- Fastest available 1.4 GHz dual core processor
- Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization by application and device
- Twin USB 3.0 and eSATA ports to connect external storage and enjoy fast, wireless access to high-capacity hard drives
- Four high-performance external antennas and Beamforming+ for maximum range
- NETGEAR genie software helps you manage your home network
We’re super pleased with the NETGEAR Nighthawk X-4 Smart WIFI Router. If you have multiple devices running on your home internet or gamers, this is the router for you.
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I am a NETGEAR Ambassador and received this router for free. As always, this is my honest and unique opinion. This post contains an affiliate link, which means we get a tiny percentage if you buy through our link.